Discover things to do in Melbourne this weekend, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

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Indonesian Modest Fashion Week: Fashion, Food and Culture

Indonesian Modest Fashion Week: Fashion, Food and Culture

Feast on traditional cuisine, see artisanal crafts and enjoy cultural performances.

Oshun

Oshun

A percussive, seductive account of African gods, and messy African goddesses, at La Mama Theatre.

Turkish Pazar Festival

Turkish Pazar Festival

Enjoy a traditional Turkish street bazaar at the Queen Victoria Market.

PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival
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PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival

An annual celebration of fashion with world-class runways and much more.

Bakery Hill Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting
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Bakery Hill Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting

Learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts on a tour and tasting led by a distiller.

House of the Heart
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House of the Heart

A cultural cabaret of home, belonging, journey and heart.

Summer Sunset Series
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Summer Sunset Series

A series of live musical events spanning Mozart to Broadway, Bacharach to Winehouse.

Regular weekend events

Sun Chasers: Sunday Poolside Sessions
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Sun Chasers: Sunday Poolside Sessions

End the weekend right and start the weekend fresh with a poolside recovery session at W Melbourne.

NGV Triennial
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NGV Triennial

NGV Triennial returns in 2023 with a powerful and moving snapshot capturing the world today.

Moonlight Cinema
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Moonlight Cinema

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for another season under the stars.

Grease the Musical
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Grease the Musical

Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.

WICKED the Musical

WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne from March.

The Rocky Horror Show
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The Rocky Horror Show

The iconic Rock 'N' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show is back by phenomenal demand.

NGV Architecture Commission: (This is) Air
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NGV Architecture Commission: (This is) Air

The NGV 2023 Architecture Commission is a large-scale installation that makes the invisible visible.

Monopoly Dreams

Monopoly Dreams

Enjoy a fully immersive and interactive Monopoly experience, featuring games and challenges.

BBC Earth Experience
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BBC Earth Experience

Travel the natural world in one epic audio visual experience narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature
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Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature

Go on a sensory journey from the roots of a majestic tree to the human body and galaxies above.

Rent: The Musical
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Rent: The Musical

Don't miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.

Comedy Republic's Main Stage
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Comedy Republic's Main Stage

Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Wurrdha Marra
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Wurrdha Marra

Sharing the work of First Nations artists across time and place.

Punting on the Lake
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Punting on the Lake

Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.

Wellness at THE LUME Melbourne
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Wellness at THE LUME Melbourne

Ignite every sense with unique immersive wellness experiences at THE LUME Melbourne.

History and Donuts Walking Tour
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History and Donuts Walking Tour

Discover the sweeter side of Melbourne on this walking tour.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

This beloved Melbourne landmark is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere.

Run the Tan: Run Club
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Run the Tan: Run Club

Start the weekend off on the right foot with a run around the Tan.

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque
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The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Be captivated for over two hours of cabaret, burlesque comedy, sideshow and an array of surprises.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

Chocolate Painting
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Chocolate Painting

A chocolate painting workshop that appeals to all the senses.

House Down Under
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House Down Under

Australia’s favourite inverted house photo experience brings topsy-turvy fun to Melbourne.

MPavilion
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MPavilion

Discover Tadao Ando's visionary design for this year's tenth MPavilion.

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition
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Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Explore human stories of the Titanic told through 200+ artefacts recovered from the legendary ship.

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

Join an Among Us-style game played in real life.

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles.

Melbourne Magic Show
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Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

Local Lunch Club
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Local Lunch Club

Enjoy a gardening workshop, live music and a free lunch cooked on-site using surplus food.

Princess Diana: Accredited Access
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Princess Diana: Accredited Access

A rare look into the life and legacy of Princess Diana through an immersive exhibition.

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled
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Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Enjoy stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

Mosaic Lamp Classes
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Mosaic Lamp Classes

Master traditional Turkish mosaic lamp crafting and take home your unique handcrafted piece.

Art, History, Food and Wine Tour
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Art, History, Food and Wine Tour

The perfect introduction to Melbourne – street art, curious tales, wine tasting and tapas.

Cabaret de Paris

Cabaret de Paris

A burlesque extravaganza starring Australia's leading lady, Rhonda Burchmore.

Adam Archer: Take It or Leave It

Adam Archer: Take It or Leave It

Come and view contemporary abstract paintings by local artist, Adam Archer.

Jincheng Deng: Suturing
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Jincheng Deng: Suturing

An exhibition influenced by the shift in focus toward non-human elements.

Improvised Comedy: The Remix
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Improvised Comedy: The Remix

Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.

Revive and Thrive Independent Runway

Revive and Thrive Independent Runway

A runway show with a powerful narrative of nature's beauty and explore the impact of humanity.

Pinot and Picasso
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Pinot and Picasso

Enjoy a creative experience built on connection and good times.

Love Sermon

Love Sermon

Come together with writer Clementine Ford and musician Libby O’Donovan to discuss all things love.

Comedy at the Coopers Inn
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Comedy at the Coopers Inn

A comedy club featuring the best local, interstate and international stand-up comedians.

Women Work for Victory in WWII
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Women Work for Victory in WWII

Explore the story of women on the home front during the Second World War.

Rififi: Jean Jullien for Kids
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Rififi: Jean Jullien for Kids

Experience the NGV's kids' gallery as it's transformed into an underwater world for summer.

Future Anterior

Future Anterior

Presented as part of PHOTO 2024 this exhibition features the work of lens-based artists.

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